Butler, UConn: The schools, by the numbers

The two schools with teams in Monday night’s NCAA basketball championship, Butler University and the University of Connecticut, are very different institutions.

Here’s how different:

Butler University (Bulldogs)

Located : Indianapolis’ Butler-Tarkington neighborhood

Founded: In 1855 by attorney and abolitionist Ovid Butler.

Campus: 290 acres

Focus: Private university with liberal arts focus

For 2010-11 year:

*Fulltime undergraduate enrollment: 4,051

*Fulltime graduate enrollment: 128

*SAT scores of freshmen:

--combined math/verbal: 1154

--verbal average: 571

--math average: 583

*Graduation rates (according to a study by the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports):

Overall basketball student-athlete: 83 percent

African-American basketball student-athlete: 50 percent

White basketball student-athlete: 100 percent

*Cost of tuition, fees, room and board:

Tuition (non-pharmacy): $29,740

Room and board: $9,620

Total: $39,560

University of Connecticut (Huskies)

Located: Main campus in Storrs plus five regional campuses

Founded: First opened in 1881 as the Storrs Agricultural School.

Campus: 4,313 acres at main campus

Focus: Comprehensive public research university

*Fulltime undergraduate enrollment: 21,881 total; 17,345 at main campus

*Fulltime graduate enrollment: 8,153

*SAT scores of freshmen:

Combined verbal/math average: 1017 for all campuses

Combined verbal/math average: 1221 for main campus

*Graduation rates (according to a study by the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports):

Overall basketball student-athlete: 31 percent

African-American basketball student-athlete: 25 percent

White basketball student-athlete: 50 percent

*Cost of tuition, fees, room and board

In state: $20,968

Out of state: $37,432



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Valerie Strauss covers education and runs The Answer Sheet blog.

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